Equinor, Shell and Total get permit for Norway CCS project

The Troll platform
The Troll platform

Norway has handed Equinor and partners Shell and Total a permit for a carbon capture and storage (CCS) project called Northern Lights.

The trio will carry out preliminary engineering for a storage facility as part of a full-scale CCS pilot project.

The area is located south of the Troll field in the North Sea.

Eva Halland, coordinator for CO2 storage in the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate, said: “This is the first time the authorities award an exploitation permit for injection and storage of CO2, and this is an important project to get started on CCS both in a national and international perspective.”